THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY

February 23, 2009 09:14 ET

Arthritis pain a reality for many children

Juvenile arthritis is a major chronic disease among Canadian children

Attention: Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ALERT--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2009) - March is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, which The Arthritis Society uses to heighten awareness of this disease and raise much-needed funds for research that will find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Contrary to popular belief, arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. On March 2, The Arthritis Society will issue a news release that draws attention to the prevalence and impact juvenile arthritis has on Canadian children. The release will also highlight the difference arthritis research has made, leading to improved treatments that now allow children living with the disease to lead active, fulfilling lives.

Interview opportunities are available with:

* Dr. Brian Feldman, Vice Chair of The Arthritis Society's Medical Advisory Committee and a pediatric rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, to discuss the prevalence of juvenile arthritis.
*Local parents of children with juvenile arthritis, to discuss how the disease impacts their children and family.

Look out for this news release and call us for more information.
/For further information: www.arthritis.ca/ IN: HEALTH

Contact Information

  • Sinead Canavan, National Marketing & Communications Manager
    Primary Phone: 416-979-7228 ext. 348
    Secondary Phone: 416-697-5905
    Toll-Free: 800-321-1433
    E-mail: scanavan@arthritis.ca